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Old October 14th, 2007, 23:14   #2
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: MB
Combination of both. Airsoft is a game, and toys are used in games. They're typically mass produced with cheap materials, and indeed a customs appeal I have categorized my MP5 trigger group as a part for a toy gun. Therefore it's not a stretch to visualize airsoft guns as toys, especially when compared with their real steel equivalent.

Then there's the demographic - you don't see a lot of people over 30 playing airsoft. There are many but in general it appeals to younger males, who in general don't have lots of money. If they can save a buck they usually will, not realizing that the bitterness of low quality will linger long after the sweetness of low price has faded.

That's my guess.
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